25 September, 2023, 4:01 pm
The FIJI Water Flying Fijians are using the two-week break between games at the Rugby World Cup to recharge for the next match.
After beating Australia 22-15 in Lyon last week, the side is on a 13-day break before their next Pool C match against Georgia in Bordeaux.
The team management has used the time to get the players back in the right frame of mind following the historic Australia win and pushing Wales to the end.
“This world cup is a bit different because previously you would have like short turnarounds in between games. This year, they’ve done it differently,” the team’s strength and conditioning coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka said.
“We’ve had a week off and it’s been really good especially after they’ve come off such a high against Wales and Australia.
“They’ve had this week just to recharge and it’s quite appropriate and good timing as well — the boys are able to just come back down, refresh mentally, and then we regroup again.
“Obviously, we’ve got a hotel pool, we’ve got our recovery facility here, we’ve got a little gym and we’ve given the boys a couple of days off just to recharge and refresh, and then we’ve slowly gotten them back into the routine of things.
“We all know, it’s quite clear that next week, the next assignment is going to be really big because it will really determine how we go further into this tournament.”
The side plays Georgia on October 1 at 3.45am. They will travel to Toulouse to face Portugal on October 9 at 7am.